Nigerian Government Announces Dates For NECO, NABTEB, Other Examinations

Students who will sit to for the examinations must wear face masks on the exam dates.

The Nigerian Government on Wednesday released the timetable for all National Examinations for pupils in exit classes, beginning from 17 August to 18 November, 2020.

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, disclosed this at the end of a two-day meeting with chief executives of examination bodies in the country.

According to him, the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 pupils will commence on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020.

The government also said that the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations will start on September 21 and end on October 15, 2020.

Furthermore, Nwajuiba disclosed that the National Common Entrance Examination into Unity Colleges will be held on October 17, 2020.

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The Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) for JSS 3 pupils also conducted by NECO will start on August 24 and end on September 7, 2020.

However, registration for the NECO (SSCE), which is on-going, will end on the 10 of September, 2020 with no option of extension.

The statement said it is compulsory for parents and pupils who will sit to for the national common entrance examination to wear face masks on the exam date, while also carrying along with them,alcohol-based sanitisers.

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Read the full statement below:

This is coming barely 48 hours after the Federal Government announced that the 2020 West African Examination Council (WAEC) will commence on August 17, 2020.

The government also asked secondary schools to reopen on Tuesday, August 4th, for students in exit classes to sit for the exams.

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